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Ministerial Travel

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in her Department. (98743)

All central government ministerial and official air travel is being offset from 1 April 2006. Departmental aviation emissions are calculated on an annual basis and subsequently offset through payments to a central fund. The fund purchases certified emissions reductions credits from energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with sustainable development benefits, located in developing countries.